Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend was relaxing..  We sold our Nissan back to Car Max, where we bought it. This enabled us to go shopping over the weekend. I have to tell you we did not save any of it. but you know that is ok because this money was not in our budget. I finally got my iPad that I have wanted for over a year. Matt made me buy some things I needed because I wont do it by my self. and I got some cute clothes as well. I feel like the majority of the money we got for the car was spent on me and I actually hate that because there is always someone more deserving of the money or I could buy cute things for my friends or family. I have to tell you I do not regret buying my iPad. I LOVE IT!!!!!! I also do not regret buying the clothes or the underthings that Matt made me buy. The only thing I do regret is that one of the things (clothes) that I wanted to buy somehow did not make it to the check out. That kinda bums me out but you know it is just clothing.

we looked up a drivers education school to enroll Z in and I am glad that we have some of the money left so we wont have to use any of our budgeted money for the drivers ed. Ok so now for my freak out moment, I AM NOT READY FOR HIM TO BE DRIVING!!!!!! ok I am better. Z driving is a good thing it just means that he is growing up and pretty soon he will be out of our house. It is a really good thing that Matt and I love spending time together and that we get several days throught out the week to enjoy each others company.

Since we no longer have to put money out for the car payment, our house payment went down our gas (for the car ) will go down as well and we will start figuring out what to do with the money first. You know like should we put the money in savings first or start chunking that money on our second mortgage and that horrible thing paid off more quickly. That is something that Matt and I have to decide. but you know just having that "extra" money each month is such a relief.

Ok so saying all that I will sum up by saying that I am deeply grateful for Matt to "give up" spending a lot of money on himself in order to let me have what I want and somethings I need. He is the best husband, friend, supporter that I could hav ever asked for.  I LOVE HIM!!!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Work Part 3

So this morning I had an idea to take off Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Make it an extra long weekend due to Memorial day. So when I got to work I emailed my boss and asked her if I could take off those two days. So she called me into her office and talked to me about it and said she doesn't like telling people no on their vacation but that is exactly what she told me. She told me no on those days. She said it was to late of notice and since they are days right after a holiday she is worried that my back up will not be able to get the work done..   but I hate to say it but if it had been one of the other two workers (not my back up) she would have let them.... so frustrating... so along with the no on vacation for those two days and one of my coworkers handing me a lockbox for a company and a system I haven't done in months and then not sitting with me to "train" me just pushed me over the edge and I bawled....

So  I will be taking off July30 through August 3rd... My birthday week... I will be gone for a week and I will not worry about anything here.   I will have plenty of time to train my back up for the work. And Month end processes wont start until the week after anyway...

So there bad day. take that....

Now should I plan something for that week or just be a bum and do nothing all week at home?!?! 

I guess we will see..

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

work part two

So at our meeting yesterday to discuss the new company coming on at work I was told that I need to train more on one system that we already use, I have used this system before just not consistently. And I will have to use the system of the company that is coming on June 1 2012, because I am every ones backup. I am the secondary back up for the two companies that are not on the system I use every day. I am the primary back up for the other lady that works in the system that I do primarily.  I guess one thing that is good about the fact that I need to train more on the two systems is that I will not be sitting at my desk with nothing to do. I will be sitting at someone elses desk taking notes. I guess it is not to bad that I am everyone's back up but I also don't want to be taken advantage of. I don't want my coworkers to think that because I am always here that they can not show up and I will take up the slack. I know I will but that is beside the point.

Guess I better go update my resume with all the other "duties" that I have done. You never know when you will need a completed Resume.  Must be prepared for God's open door no matter what that looks like.

Friday, May 18, 2012


So for the last almost 40 days (tomorrow would be 40 days) we as a small group have been reading the Purpose Driven Life to celebrate the time between Easter and Pentecost.  I haven't been real consistent in my reading and I probably have 3 or four chapters left to finish the book but the parts I have read have kept my mind going about my purpose and listening to God's voice. Both are elusive to me at this point in my life. My purpose is just hidden and God's voice is just not familiar to me yet. Hate to admit that but it is true. This past week at work has been a tough one. For one thing I have been getting all of my work done before noon... You heard me all of my work done before noon. so after lunch I sit at my desk and think and look at items and try to learn and wait for emails to come in. Don't get me wrong I love my job.. much better than the past ones I have had but I am one of these people that if I have a job to do and I am getting paid for it then I want work to do as well. I don't know if work is just getting slower or I am getting more efficient I would love to think it is the latter, I don't want to go looking for a new job..  I am content here.. sounds off track from my original thought but maybe it is not. Maybe my slow week has been God getting my attention. I am not sure. I will probably be complaining about the fact that next week I can not see to catch my breath.

Who knows I guess I will just keep praying and I know God will direct my path individually and our path as a family. Who knows where he will lead us. Pretty soon it will be Matt and I , three years goes pretty fast, since Z is almost 16 he will be a Sophomore for next school year and then before you know it going to college. Good thing Matt and I like each other and like hanging out together if not in three years we would be in a world of trouble.